The RSS Glasgow Local Group is proud to welcome Professor Sir Ian Diamond, the UK's National Statistician, to deliver a seminar entitled Statistics for the Public Good, where he will share his thoughts on how the Government Statistical Service has had to adapt in the face of Covid-19.
Professor Sir Ian Diamond will be joining us to deliver a talk entitled Statistics for the Public Good. More details are provided in the abstract below.
The COVID-19 pandemic has reinvigorated the necessity for data driven decision making. At the same time, it has called for greater innovation and collaboration in order to provide timely insights into complex, multidisciplinary issues. This presentation shall focus on how the Government Statistical Service (GSS) has had to adapt at pace in order to understand, mitigate and monitor the impact of COVID-19 on society and the economy. As well as this, the presentation will explore how the opportunities that have presented themselves over the course of the pandemic can be built upon through the launch of the new GSS strategy, Statistics for the Public Good, which will govern all that we do for the next five years and beyond.
This event will take place via Zoom. Joining instructions will be sent prior to the start of the meeting.
Professor Sir Ian Diamond, UK National Statistician.